If you are looking for an alternative to disposable diapers, you might be considering cloth. Cloth diapers are an option for those looking to decrease their environmental footprint and focus their consumption on reusable items. You may be imagining wrapping baby up in large sheets of linen that must be fold just so, stabbing yourself with diaper pins trying to fasten them, and the horrible smell of the plastic or "rubber" pants. I am here to tell you, cloth diapers are so much more than that. Its 2019, this is the age of the cloth diaper. Cloth manufacturers have listened to care givers and potential parents and cloth is now a huge range of products that are made to fit the needs of each child and family. On the scene today: pocket diapers. Be prepared to be amazed by the ease of use and customizable features of pocket style diapers.
Appliques can add an element of whimsy to a standard garment or accessory. I enjoy creating these fun add ons and then sewing them to projects that match their personalities. Patterns for appliques can be simple, like the heart featured here, or highly complex pieces of art and design.
My daughter loves hearts, especially pink or shiny hearts, so this shape just makes sense to add to my line-up. Since creating this shape requires both basic and intermediate crochet stitches to complete its a great way to work on your skills in a quick project.
To complete this applique, you will need a small amount of yarn and a crochet hook sized appropriately for the yarn. Remember that the weight of the yarn and the size of your hook will determine the size of the finished applique. It is important to leave a long tail for sewing the applique to your project.
To begin, make magic circle.
Then, in circle, chain 2, 2dc, 2hdc, sc picot sc, 2hdc, 2dc, chain 2 ss in circle, ch 1 join with ss to top of chain 2.
Tighten magic circle and finish off your yarn.
I recommend weaving the end of the tail into the next stitch to secure the shape.
There are plenty of variations of hearts available on both Pinterest and Ravelry.com that will bring you hours of fun and add plenty of creative spirit to your projects.
If you have read my other posts on cloth diapers you may have caught on to one theme in my personal love affair with cloth diapers: I like things that are easy and affordable. If you are considering cloth diapering you may be shopping for prefolds or fitteds, pricing pockets and all in ones, figuring costs of water and detergent. One thing I would add to your list: search your house for anything made out of cotton fleece.
When determining how to best diaper baby it is important to keep their bottom happy. You need to keep those buns dry, you will need to catch that poop and get it to the toilet, and you may need to use lotion or ointment that could be harmful to your diaper's absorbency. If you wonder about the last one, trust me, do not let anything come into contact with your diapers that is meant to coat and stay put, it is the enemy of all things absorbent. Let me save you from learning this the hard way, liners are worth their weight in gold.
When it comes to liners I have a love affair with cotton fleece.
Fleece is a cloth diaper's best buddy. You can find super soft thin fleece for a couple bucks a yard at Joann's or cut up some old items or scraps you find around the house. Why fleece? Liquids go right through fleece to the absorbent layer of the diaper leaving solids, creams, and anything else behind. If you doubt me on the beauty that is fleece take a look at some pocket diapers. That fabulous inner material that makes you jealous of your babies bottom is fleece. The softest of these are usually bamboo cotton blends or even hemp cotton blends, but brushed cotton fleece in any form is heaven.
You may now be thinking, I could use any fabric to achieve this barrier, why does it matter that it be fleece? And you are correct, any non absorbent fabric, disposable liner, or even thick toilet paper could do this job. But, there are specific advantages to a good fluffy fleece. I found that solid waste does not stick to fleece as readily as it may other materials (not necessarily true if you are dealing with semi-solid to liquid/peanut butter fecal matter). To dispose of most solids caught on the fleece you need only hold your diaper liner over the toilet and shake. Flushing the all the solids away safely and easily. The liner can then be washed and dried with diapers. In addition to its power to catch poop, cotton fleece also maintains and even improves its super soft and fluffy surface each time it is washed and dried, similar to your favorite towel.
Creating a barrier between poop and your potentially pricy diapers (looking at you fitteds and all in ones) also protects your investment from stains or other damage from scraping or spraying fecal material from the surface. You can continue to use liners in swim diapers, training underwear, etc as baby grows and needs change.
Now that we have tackled the what and the why, its time to get down to the how. To make a fleece liner, grab some fleece and a sharp pair of scissors. Consulting one of your diapers or using a ruler, cut your fleece into strips around 4 inches wide and 10 inches long (10cm x 25cm). Wash and dry your strips and they are ready to go. Storing a small stack of 5-10 liners near your diapers will save you trouble as you navigate the needs of baby and keep your diapers absorbency safe through hundreds of washes.
Recently I have had the pleasure of meeting many parents who use cloth and many more who are or were "considering cloth." I think the process of discernment for parents is critical to the success of the options we choose for our children. Taking time to think through the pros and cons of a strategy allows for confident problem solving and a desire to overcome obstacles. Strategies are adjusted as we learn and grow as parents in order to meet the ever changing needs of our children.
Sleep routines, nutrition, exercise, and diapering are all challenging aspects of life with small children. Some children sleep through the night soon after birth (though I cannot speak from experience on that), others have varied patterns coinciding with milestones or life events, while a smaller set appear to be entirely nocturnal. Parents are taught to feed their children what they need, and those needs change as they grow and gain teeth. Tummy time turns to baby proofing the entire house as baby becomes mobile. As parents we have confidence to find sleep, food, and exercise solutions that work for everyone involved, and we understand that what works for one parent might not work for us.
As I spoke with parents about struggles with their children several told me they have issues with diapers: leaking overnight, foods causing rashes and diaper blowouts, and inner thigh rub once baby started crawling. I suggested a possible strategy: cloth diapering. Some parents told me they "considered cloth" but decided it was too difficult, too gross, or expensive. This, I think, is one major hurdle that parents face: the all or nothing approach to diapering. In reality, cloth may work for you for bedtime, but not for day-time, or vice versa. It may be perfect for grandma's house, but not on vacation. Trying out a cloth diaper does not mean you need to switch to cloth full-time, you may only own one or two, and you do not need to do it forever. Like every other aspect of parenting, diapering needs to fit your lifestyle and the needs of your child.
This post is focused on the possible strategies for night-time diapering (though I am working on more to address additional opportunities to test out cloth). Night is difficult because you want to sleep. Sleep is a universal desire parents have and in order to achieve good sleep we need to not wake up to a puddle of urine. Most diapers can hold a considerable about of urine and can hold their own with baby. The difficulty, however, is with a child that will fill a diaper during the night and then lay around just to fill it again. Parents of these "heavy wetters" know the scene, the well-meaning diaper fought hard but eventually lost, leaving a puddle in the crib or bed and an unhappy kiddo.
Sleep is a universal desire parents have and in order to achieve good sleep we need to not wake up to a puddle of urine.
One good short-term solution: one size diaper cover. These covers can be worn over the top of a disposable diaper and add an extra waterproof barrier. These covers can be made from pul, tpu, or wool depending on your preference. Worn over a disposable they need minimal cleaning and can be hung to dry and be worn again the following night (unless poop has come into contact). Covers come in great colors and are thin so they will not cause any issue with the fit of sleep clothes.
*Bonus Tip* pul and tpu one size covers can also be used as swim diapers and come in handy during potty training.
Second strategy: A dedicated "heavy wetter" overnight diaper which is all cloth. These diapers can be a pocket style which have a microfiber insert or two that can absorb a tremendous amount of urine and a thick waterproof cover. Fitted diapers are another night-time friend, bamboo cotton fitted diapers can be paired with a one-size cover to absorb an absurd amount of urine. These diapers can be laundered daily, and since most children do not poop in their sleep, require nothing other than a good wash in the machine. Having three of these diapers will allow for laundry every two days rather than daily. Major pro: a pocket style heavy wetter looks and operates similar to a disposable to keep diaper changes simple. They are slightly bulkier than a disposable but do not expand and droop as they gain moisture.
Third Strategy: A mix of materials to reach the absorbency you need. A good one-size cover, an inexpensive prefold cotton diaper or two, wrapped around a high absorbency material insert (bamboo, hemp, or microfiber), and a positive attitude. This solution is a bit bulkier but employs natural fibers which can also keep rashes at bay. It is also an opportunity to customize the diaper to your own preferences: budget, materials composition, fit, etc.
For parents considering these solutions: The biggest player in the success of these strategies is your waterproof layer. Using wool will require some knowledge of wool care and a bit of patience. If you choose pul or tpu covers I recommend good quality 0ne-size wraps with double gusseted legs, elastic in the back of the waistband, and snaps (kids learn to remove velcro quite quickly). Covers can be purchased in sizes based on weight or as "one-size" which adjust with a series of snaps. One-size covers are a one time investment and can be worn by babies 7-35lbs comfortably. Night-time is a great time to experiment with cloth as its only a few diapers a week and, like all cloth, they can be washed along with baby laundry. If you have a child prone to rashes overnight (especially those who are still eating at night) you may want to use a fleece liner inside either your disposable or cloth diaper solution to keep skin dry and happy all night. Another great thing about fleece liners with cloth is you can use any diaper cream or oil and it will not affect the absorbent properties of the diaper.
Cloth diapering is not an all or nothing, its a tool that can be used to help solve the problems that arise on the journey of parenthood. Got a great tip or story to share about diapering at night? Add your comment below, no sense in keeping your wisdom to yourself!
There are few words that could not be attributed to my life-long best friend. Amazing, yep, challenging, you betcha, infuriating, that is an understatement. But my favorite word for her, is grandma. The luck of my birth has been felt continuously as I spent my days with this woman. Thousands of children are born every day, thousands more people die, move away, get too busy, forget their responsibilities, check out on their families, you get it. How I was the one to be born in my place, at my time, to my family, boggles my mind.
dual color (color one is leaves, color 2 is flower petals)
hook size USG6/ 4.00mm
color 1 (grey)
turn and hdc in 9th chain from hook, *chain 2, skip 2, hdc * across, turn (it will look like a ladder at this point)
turn, chain 2 ss in top of hdc, chain 5, ss same stitch; repeat 5 more times, chain 2, ss in next, turn.(base for 6 leaves)
ss back to ch 2 space, *6 dc, ch 3, 6dc, ss to chain 2 space* 6 times. fasten off (6 leaves complete)
switch to color 2
join to far end, *chain 3, 3 hdc, chain 3, ss in same chain 2 space, ss to next chain 2* 15 times; *chain 4, 4 dc, chain 4, ss in same space, ss to next chain 2* across to color 1. fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.
roll up to form flower and sew together using tail.
add it to an adorable bonnet for maximum vintage appeal!
Dollars to donuts you are looking for ways to save money as often as possible. Raising a child can be profoundly intimidating in both scope and cost. When I decided to research cloth I was amazed at the range of prices that somehow were labeled "affordable." Sure, even if you purchase 30 of the fancy designer diapers and the matching accessories package you will not be even close to the price of disposable diapers, but a couple hundred dollars is quite the upfront investment.
After trying many, many different types and brands of diapers and reviewing their pros and cons as well as price, I can recommend whole-heartedly, an affordable cloth diaper solution.
Since I am the great combination of frugal and lazy you will get a two-for-one here.
Okay, down to brass tacks ... prefold diapers and good quality one size diaper covers for around $125.
There it is, my affordable cloth diaper option, diaper birth to potty for less than the cost of 6 months of disposables.
Oh, so you would like more details? Well, I guess we can delve deeper into the mystery that is cloth diapering on a budget.
For one baby you can usually get by with about 24 diaper changes worth of diapers and do laundry every other day. As baby grows you will need less diapers daily and could decrease to laundry every 3 days. To purchase 24 premium size prefolds (these will get you all the way to potty time) will run you anywhere from $2-6 per diaper. One size Diaper Covers (the waterproof layer) can be from $6-$25 a piece and I would recommend 6-10. While you need to wash your absorbent layers every time diaper covers can be reused for multiple changes before they need to be washed. Just wipe any liquid off and hang to dry near your changing station. I tend to get those covers into the wash routine if they have come into contact with poop or if I know I haven't washed it in 3 days. A sturdy wetbag will help in storing the dirty diapers awaiting a wash, diaper liners, and 2 dozen cloth wipes will make changes a snap. Cloth diaper safe detergent and a clothes line round out the group.
Okay, for those playing along at home:
24 prefold diapers ($48-144)
6-10 one size covers ($36-250)
1 wetbag ($10-25)
24 cloth wipes ($25 or free if you have some old cotton fabric or baby wash cloths laying around)
diaper liners ($10 for 100 liner roll of disposable or some fleece/cotton fabric mentioned)
detergent (less than $0.32 per load)
clothesline (grab some at a discount store for an easy $1 investment)
Total birth to potty cost will include water and detergent costs which I am not going to estimate here. You may also choose to purchase a pail liner and other accessories as you continue your journey, but we are talking basics.
But, to get you a baseline for the tangible purchases: $95-455
With prefolds there are tips and tricks to fold the diapers to best fit baby as they grow. I practiced folding the diapers several ways using a curious george stuffed animal we had lying around the house. When baby is quite small you may chose to fold the diaper to add a small pocket at the rear for those messy up the back newborn poops. We know back is best, but we want to be sure everything stays in the diaper not on our playmat!
Setting up your changing station with diapers folded and inserted into the covers can add efficiency as well as placing a wipe or two inside the diaper so you aren't looking for things when gross strikes. I liked to fold the diapers right out of the dryer and have them set up for the next day. Save an extra prefold to double stuff your night time diaper if you have a heavy wetter overnight.
With six covers you can have them all stuffed and ready for the day. As you change one diaper you can wipe out the cover and hang it near the table, usually by the time you change the next diaper the previous cover is dry and can be paired with a new prefold. We had a window in our nursery so the curtain rod often became the cover drying rack.
Urine soaked prefolds can be removed from baby and placed directly into the wetbag to await wash day. If I recall my baby math correctly, as soon as you change a barely wet diaper that is when baby will poop. Prefolds with breastmilk poop require no extra work and can also be placed directly into the wetbag (I did like to rinse these in the toilet though, especially if baby had a cold or particularly colorful poop, because i worried about stains). If you are dealing with real kid poop, if you don't know what the difference is, you soon will :), you need to take the prefold to the toilet and get all that poo where it belongs. For an indepth (pardon the pun) explanation of this see my Cloth Diaper Care Part One. Once the prefold is properly rinsed it can join the others in the wetbag. Any covers that get messy should also be rinsed in the toilet and added to the bag.
On wash day follow the routine from Cloth Diaper Care Part Two, prefolds are pretty easy since they are only the absorbent layer without snaps or other materials to worry about. A good quality prefold can be prewashed on cold, long wash on warm/hot, and double rinsed hundreds of times before it needs to be replaced. If you have issues with a lingering smell on on them 1/4 cup of white vinegar can be added to the rinse once a month or so. Good quality covers can be machine washed with the diapers or you can handwash.
Once the load is washed it is time to decide if you plan to use a dryer. Prefolds will be softer and fluffier out the the dryer, but do not use dryer sheets as these can leave residue that can cause a decrease in absorbency. Covers and wetbags should be line dried whenever possible. These dry very quickly. If you have a sunny day get those prefolds out there as sunlight is a fantastic solution to remove stains and get them smelling like a fresh spring day. Beware of putting your fanciest covers and wetbags in the sun as the designs are prone to fading.
Once everything is clean its back to the beginning again. Keep in mind, the more diapers you have the less often they will be used and washed, which can contribute to a longer diaper lifespan. In addition, the longer diapers wait to be washed the more opportunity for stains to set in and smells to linger. Diapers are sold with care guides, so be sure to check those so that you do not inadvertently void a manufacturer warranty with your diaper routine.
No joke, this is the very basic version of cloth diapering I have attempted. If you are truly frugal, you are likely less lazy than me, you may be able to make your own flat style diapers out of old shirts and sew some diaper covers on your own, saving even more. The reality is that alternatives to disposable diapers are endless as long as you remember to have someplace for urine and feces to go and a way to keep it from getting on everything else. I applaud you for taking the first step and would appreciate your tips and feedback on my affordable cloth diaper option.
So, you have a bag, or pile, of fully rinsed dirty cloth diapers and are unsure what to do now. You have come to the right place! If you are looking for information on dealing with solids refer to Part One.
The next step in the cloth diapering journey is transforming dirty diapers back to clean diapers. If you use a diaper service you just hand them in and receive clean diapers ... but not all of us are that lucky! Washing and drying cloth is a bit more involved than regular laundry as there are a few protocols to follow in order to ensure diapers are clean, absorbent, and stain free. In addition, every household is different, washing machines or lack of one, water softness, schedule, and number of diapers will affect which routine works best for you. The best way to discover your ideal routine is trial and error. Check any information that accompanied your diaper to be sure your routine isn't voiding your warrantees, and if you have specific issues research them on diaper forums or share them with us!
There are a few considerations to make when starting your cloth diaper washing journey. On average washing diapers yourself will add two loads of laundry a week (more if you have fewer diapers or just enjoy frequent laundry). You will want to inspect your machine to determine how much water it will allow for your load of diapers. Most front load and high efficiency machines use weight to determine the amount of water used in a cycle. If your machine has a heavy duty, heavily soiled, or extra water option, use it. If you find that still is not enough water to get the diapers moving around you can add a soaking wet bath towel to your load to trick the machine.
A general rule of thumb when washing baby laundry is to be sure you get all the poop and urine off of it, maybe its a diaper, maybe its a leotard or a pair of pants. A good way to be sure is to do a short wash on cold first. I like to run a short cycle to rinse out all the urine as well and help eliminate any buildup inside the diaper.
Next I do a long warm or hot wash with a cloth diaper safe laundry soap or detergent. You want to be sure your diaper absorabency will not be compromised by any build up caused by your detergent. I recommend Charlie's Laundry Soap (if you can find the powdered washing soap you are in luck!) as it cleans thoroughly without leaving anything behind to cause leaks. You may need to use less detergent than you would for a normal load as you do not want anything left behind once the diaper is rinsed (think less bubbles). Many cloth diaper users and diaper companies suggest original powdered tide as the best detergent for diapers, I have never tried it.
After your long cycle and rinse, I do a second rinse to be sure the diapers are fully clean and ready to be dried. This extra rinse is also a great time to add a bit of white vinegar if you have any lingering urine smell in your diapers (you may notice this after a few months and doing a vinegar rinse infrequently can eliminate this issue).
Depending on what type of diaper you are washing you will need to adjust your drying process. Items made of pul or tpu (think waterproof fabrics), generally your covers, pocket diapers, all in ones, and wetbags, should not be dried by machine, but hung to dry. Items made entirely of absorbent material, flats, prefolds, fitteds, etc. can be dried by machine, take care to use a lower setting for items with snaps or other material attached as you do not want them to melt or burn your fabric. unfolding diapers from the washing machine before placing in the dryer can help to be sure they dry efficiently. If you have time to dry your diapers on a line it will help protect the integrity of the material and contribute to a longer diaper lifespan than using the dryer. Do not use dryer sheets as they can cause issues as well.
3. Sunning Your Diapers
If you are like me, you are super excited to show off your diapers at every turn. Take the opportunity to show off a bit and put those diapers out on a clothes line to catch some sun. Sunlight is the friend of your diapers as it can help not only in drying them, but also fades stains and has antibacterial properties. If you want good smelling, good looking, absorbent diapers for many more diaper changes let them bask in the sunlight often. If its winter, take advantage of a sunny window and lay them out on a table or hang them on a rack and grab some rays.
With all this having been said, the most important part of caring for your cloth diapers is to be flexible, and to do what works best for you and your diapers. Have a great tip or funny diaper story? Please share it below, it takes a village to cloth diaper and we all need a laugh everyday!
So you have fallen in love with those adorable fluffy butts on instagram and pinterest and want to take the journey into cloth. Congratulations! Now, if you are anything like me you have so many questions. Caring for cloth diapers usually falls near the top of the anxiety pile. We will tackle the basics here: precautions for wearing, diaper change, and storing soiled diapers. For laundry tips, check out Part Two.
1. Precautions for wearing
Cloth diapers serve the same function as disposables, they catch urine and feces, I would argue cloth is better at this than disposables, but I guess you know that already. Cloth diapers have a few initial precautions to think about, however. One of these is fastening. Fasteners are of two kinds: hook and loop (velcro) and snaps. Hook and loop are great for first timers as they are easily adjusted and quite similar to disposables. Hook and loop do present a few initial challenges, first is being sure that the fit is correct, check the leg holes to be sure they are snug but not too tight against baby's legs and that the waist is not folded over anywhere. Second is to be sure the hook and loop are not in contact with baby's soft skin, which can cause irritation.
Snaps are a great option and most brands have multiple snaps on the hip and front to be sure there is no droop which can cause leakage around the legs or back of the diaper. One-size diapers will also have a series of snaps which adjust the rise (height) of the diaper to be sure the fit works for baby as they grow. When selecting diapers pay extra attention to the quality of the snaps and give them a couple tries to be sure you can operate them with some confidence.
Another precaution is to preserve the integrity of your diapers and their absorbency by using only cloth diaper friendly creams and ointments. No one wants a baby with an irritated or painful bottom, but you also do not want your adorable diapers to leak urine on your furniture. Take extra care when selecting skin care items to be sure they are compatible and do not contain petroleum as it can not only coat the diapers and cause leaks but can also stain. Coconut or tea tree oil products work well to keep skin soft and rash free, but if you need to use a product that can have an adverse effect on diapers, I suggest using a diaper liner between baby's bottom and the diaper, flushable and cloth versions are available and can be a real diaper saver during cold season or while teething (when diaper rash can be just plain out of control).
2. Diaper Change
Cloth diaper changes are more frequent than with disposables and are slightly different in character as well. You can plan for a maximum of 3-4 hours between changes, less for younger babies; Getting to know your baby's habits will make it easier over time. There is no "droopy crotch" with cloth, and there tends to be less smell, so you just need to be diligent and check often. For your diaper changes you will want to have ready: a wipe (or two), a clean diaper, and a place to store your soiled diaper.
I recommend cloth wipes (baby wash cloths are perfect for this) because they can be washed right along with the diapers rather than needing to be disposed of separately, making another step to the change. I washed quite a few disposable wipes by accident before I finally switched to cloth wipes. When using cloth wipes you may want to wet it a bit with either a nearby faucet or a small spray bottle, particularly helpful if you are dealing with sticky poop.
For each change I like to have a clean diaper ready and set up just the way it will go on, with the insert, cover, liner, etc. all in place. I wipe baby's bottom and place the wipe right inside the soiled diaper before replacing it with the clean diaper and fastening. If using hook and loop closure diapers you will want to be sure to fasten the hook side to the laundry tabs to minimize any chance of it catching on the other diapers in the wash or gathering up all the lint in the machine.
If baby had a wet diaper only the diaper can go straight into your storage receptacle or into the wash. If it is more than pee present you may need another step.
If baby is 0-12 months old and exclusively on breastmilk - the diaper can go directly into the receptacle or wash. Breastmilk and excrement created from it is completely water soluble and can be washed without worry.
If baby is over 6 months old, eats solid foods, or foods other than breastmilk- any solid matter needs to be dumped into the toiled and the diaper should be rinsed before storing or washing. (I recommend using diaper liners to keep solids off diapers and make this process a bit easier.)
There are two basic ways to deal with solids: spraying and dunking.
Several companies sell diaper sprayers that attach to the water line on your toilet and work similar to dish sprayers. You can also use little mitts (diaper dogs) to hold your diaper in a plastic tube (spray pal) over the toilet to be sure you are not in contact with any of the material or spray that may come off the diaper. There are several tutorials for these systems online, and instructions are sent with a sprayer.
I am a bit more old school and prefer the dunking method. It requires less apparata and can be done at any toilet without fail. To properly dunk, you first flip the diaper inside out to make a u/v shape with your hand holding the front and back of the waist. the solids are then dunked into the water and given a little shake (if you used a diaper liner there may be little to nothing left on the diaper). Here comes the pro-tip: hold the diaper in the water and flush the toilet, the water should pull any stubborn material of the diaper and flush it away. Be careful in public restrooms as some of their toilets have quite powerful water propulsion and you don't want to flush the diaper away.
The diaper can now be stored or washed immediately depending on the day.
3. Diaper storage
Storing diapers prior to washing can be broken down into two categories: away from home and at home. When away from home you will want a waterproof bag that will keep diapers and any water or urine off of your other belongings. A good sturdy wetbag is a great investment. Be sure it has a reliable zipper and a loop you can hang it from in public restrooms. Wetbags come in several sizes and fantastic patterns. For one baby a bag that holds 3-5 diapers will get you through most outings without trouble.
At home its important to store diapers in a container that can breathe. A sturdy waterproof diaper pail liner in a trashcan with a lid will be plenty to keep diapers for 1-2 days between washes. If you are looking to reuse items you already own, a thick laundry bag hung on the back of a door is great and can go right into the wash with the diapers on laundry day.
If you are storing diapers in a restroom or near your favorite chair, a bit of baby powder or baking soda in the bottom can help keep smells at bay.
You do not need to soak your diapers or store them in a wet bucket, though it was common in the past, these can create dangerous drowning hazards.
If you are using a diaper service, your diapers will be picked up and clean diapers dropped off according to your contract. If you are not that lucky, continue to Part Two.
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